Monday, October 16, 2006

Boot bird

How cute is this little bird?!

It appeared out of nowhere as my father parked the tractor this morning and promptly sat on his boot! As luck would have it, I arrived a minute later and had time to grab the camera for some photos, aided by the fact the bird showed no inclination to move anyway, even when Dad propped his foot up in the open like that. In the end, the little visitor only flew away when I went to pick it up.

Based on a quick browse through the photos in my bird book, I'm guessing it's a type of thornbill, but can't be sure (because I have no idea).

Talking about birds though, this site is very handy: Bird Finder at Birds in Backyards, notable for its fact sheets and bird calls. Bravo.